The all-new Hyundai Ioniq electric car will have its India debut at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo.
Upon its launch in India, the Hyundai Ioniq hybrid will take on the Toyota Prius.
Hyundai, the South Korean automaker is planning to launch several new electric cars in the Indian market in the near future. The company is considering its Kona electric SUV, which was unveiled earlier this year. Additionally, the Korean brand is also planning to launch the Ioniq Electric sedan in the Indian market. If media reports are to be believed, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric will be unveiled at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo while the launch will take place in late 2018. It was speculated that Hyundai will launch Ioniq hybrid, but increase in taxation on hybrids has forced the maker to opt for electric derivative of the car.
The Ioniq is an all-new Hyundai Car, which was unveiled in 2016 in many international markets. This sedan has been developed on Hyundai’s zero-emission platform and is available with three powertrains – hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric. India will get the all-electric version of the Hyundai Ioniq. The Indian Government’s schemes like FAME and NEMMP have surely encouraged carmakers to bring in alternative fuel-run vehicles, and as result we are seeing a slow yet steady growth in electric vehicle segments. These vehicles attract lower excise duty besides other incentives being offered to promote ‘green’ vehicles. Read More – Upcoming Hyundai Cars In India
– The Ioniq will be Hyundai’s first electric car in the Indian market. Media reports suggest that the sedan will go on sale in the country in late 2018, while the debut will take place at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. Continue reading…
– Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
– Wireless charging of smartphones
– 7-inch TFT instrument cluster displays
– Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
– Lane Departure Warning,
– Blind Spot Detection
– Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
– Smart Cruise Control
Speaking to media, Hyundai officials confirmed that the new Ioniq electric car will make its India debut at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo in February. The launch will happen in late 2018. We will update you as soon as Hyundai divulge any information on the same.
|Minimum||Rs 35 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 40 lakh|
Since the vehicle will come as completely built up (CBU) unit, we expect it to be priced between Rs 35 lakh – Rs 40 lakh (ex-showroom). At this price, it will be a direct rival to Toyota Prius.
The company says that “Hyundai designers concentrated on its future-focused character, fundamental to its appeal. A fluid exterior shape and natural air flow channels emphasize aerodynamic body lines and surface volumes.”
Design inspiration for the Ioniq comes from Hyundai’s latest fluidic design philosophy. It comes with hatchback-like profile along with various other smart efficiency solutions help in offering a class-leading drag coefficient of 0.24. Design highlights include hexagonal grille, vertical C-shaped LED daytime running lights, low-beam LED headlamps and 16-inch alloy wheels. Also Read – 2017 Hyundai Verna Sedan Fully Revealed
Dimensionally, the Ioniq electric is 4,470mm in length, 1,821mm in width and 1,450mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,700mm. The electric car comes with a boot space of 350-litres, which can be further extended by up to 1,410-litre by folding rear seats.
Similar to the exterior, the vehicle’s interior too looks futuristic. Based on ‘Purified High-tech’ design concept, the Ioniq hybrid’s cabin has an all-black dashboard with several control buttons for hassle-free operations. The company claims that the interior materials have been chosen with an ‘ecologically-sensitive focus’ to give the interior sleek and purified feel.
Chrome touches on AC vents, door handles, dashboard and steering wheel complements the all-black layout of the cabin. The vehicle’s flat-bottom steering wheel with control buttons over it too looks quite attractive.
|Engine||28 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery|
|Electric Motor Range||200kms|
|Gearbox||6-speed dual-clutch automatic|
Developed on Hyundai’s zero-emission platform, the Ioniq is available with three engine options in global markets – hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric. Indian market will get all-electric version of the car. It will be powered by 28 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. This electric powertrain will also power the upcoming Kona electric. It is capable of producing 88 kW or 118bhp of power and 295Nm of torque and power is transmitted to the front wheels of the car. On full charge, the Ioniq electric car can run up to 200km. The battery comes with fast charging and the electric car also has regenerative charging.
Front – Independent, Macpherson strut
Rear – semi-independent, torsion beam
Front – Disc + ABS
Rear – Disc + ABS